Friday, November 11, 2011

Kim Raver On What's Ahead For Cristina, Owen And Teddy [Update]

UPDATE: Tidbit from EW added below.

If you recall the last time Cristina, Owen and Teddy shared a storyline, it didn't go over too well with the viewers. Now it looks like we will be seeing more of this threesome involved in a new situation when Grey's Anatomy returns in January.

Sandra Oh's co-star Kim Raver was interviewed about what's ahead for Cristina, Owen and Teddy and how the events in this week's episode will affect their relationships:

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Teddy, Owen and Cristina finally got past the love triangle and now the writers have thrown a wrench in their working relationship. How will the events of this episode affect these relationships, especially with Owen lying to her about Henry's fate?

Raver: I think that's going to be huge. That's definitely going to be a big factor to contend with. I'm glad to see the three of them having to work out stuff again. Not them as a relationship, but us as working surgeons together. I'm excited to be dealing with Teddy and Owen's friendship. What is this going to mean to that friendship?
- Source: TV Guide 

The Hollywood Reporter: The last we see, Teddy is still in surgery and believes Owen when he says that Henry survived his surgery. How will Teddy find out about Henry's death? 
Kim Raver: [...] For Teddy, who went into it thinking it was another one of those surgeries -- she wanted to be the one to do it but she's not allowed to do it and she went to do a central line and Owen told her she couldn't be a part of the surgery. For Teddy, the only other person she trusts, and she says it's "another me," is Cristina. That's going to have its own repercussions. The fact that she's standing there trying to save someone else and not knowing that her husband is dying is excruciating. The impact that will have on her will create a lot of conflict between Owen, Teddy and Cristina. It will be nice to see the three of them, together, not as the way they first started out but now as colleagues and friends and how they're going to work through this situation. 
THR: Considering her history with Owen, how will his withholding news of Henry's death impact their friendship? 
Raver: It's going to be devastating. That's going to be something that will be played out. Everyone has their interests and that sudden impact changes things forever. How do you get past that? That's what we're going to be seeing amongst the three of them in the next couple weeks. 
THR: Perhaps the most poignant moment in the episode is when Owen tells Cristina that it was Henry who was her patient. What will Henry's death -- and Owen not revealing his identity to Cristina -- do to their marriage? 
Raver: I know there's been tension amongst them that's building and this may be a catalyst to release it. I think this may be something that ignites a truce out of both of them as to where they are in their relationship. 
THR: Will Henry's death change Cristina's almost robotic philosophy when it comes to surgery? 
Raver: Sandra and I were looking at it the other day and we were using this rib spreader and it's so mechanical in one sense and we were thinking, "Wow, you really have to be disconnected in order to be as good as you are." I think what Teddy has seen in being in Iraq and the way she has dealt with death and losing her friend in 9/11 makes her much more empathetic. Her bedside manner is much different than Cristina's. I think Cristina has been learning from Teddy and [last week's episode] "Heart in a Box" was one of [her biggest lessons]. 
What they've been doing together definitely made Cristina less robotic -- that's why Teddy has asked her for her bucket list, because she's changing and now working as a team, which will make her a better surgeon. All the stuff that Teddy has been doing for Cristina -- pushing her and being so difficult with her -- it not to be a cold surgeon. It's because Teddy sees how Cristina can be an even better surgeon, if that's even possible because she's so extraordinary. I think she has moved out of that.
- Source: THR

Moreover, she said, when the show returns from hiatus, the dynamic between Cristina, Owen and Teddy will be unlike any we’ve seen between them before. 
Kim Raver: “To have the three of them interacting is going to be very interesting to watch and to see the outcome from this devastating event. The impact of it [is great].” 
Source: EW 
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